Robert Schultz was born in Keokuk, Iowa and grew up in Madison, Wisconsin. He received his B.A and M.F.A. from the University of Wisconsin and currently teaches Advanced Life Drawing and Figure Drawing at Madison College. Schultz’s work has been exhibited nationally and is included in several public collections including the Art Institute of Chicago, The Arkansas Art Center, The Boise Art Museum, The Chrysler Museum of Art, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Schultz having studied with renowned artists John Wilde and Richard Long at the University of Wisconsin, at Madison in the late 70s, is a superb draftsman. Hd renders dramatic swaths of shadow on his studio wall and subtle reflective light on the model with equal attention: there is no loss of detail in the rich darkened areas or the crisp highlights. Lighting is an integral part of each thoughtfully crafted composition and is used to further enhance the visual narrative. The silver point marks on panel take on a distinct iridescent quality that complements both his virtuoso technique and sophisticated eye. His drawings spring from the long artistic tradition of depicting the figure.